I found reference to this man in the forum here under Lorton, there was one entry that said..was he an Lawton?
You can go see it there. There is no know James Lorton in Kegley's...though they all share the same area...them being
John Lukens, Hockett, Lockhart, Larkin (Hugh) later on, and the Lackey/Woods.
James Lockhart was an rather interesting man, On January 2,
1759, he received from William Lusk, on Borden's tract
"where William now lives" 200 acres. Then 400 acres on the
James river where Andrew Gahagen lived obtained by Wiliam Lusk, say the former Andrew Gahagen accompanied Col. John
Buchanan to Woods River in 1745, by the Col's Diary. James
was in Capt. Robinson's Company in 1742 and removed out of the county in 1755. Page 88 of Kegley's Va. Frontier. I
know why he left, according to History of Agusta County, Va
not only was he an church warden, in the service of clerk
John Madison, in transfering church funds, but it says
in Kegley's..page 236...In July 27 1756, in Augusta Co.,
an council of war,at the courthouse was held by Col.
Buchanan "the most proper places to build forts along the fontier regions"..James Lockhart is one of the men present at this time. Wiliam Preston was presented and acted as
the Clerk of this meeting...they decided upon fourteen
forts to be erected with some of them already built and
in operation, such as "Vause's fort". It gives the forts
t be built and the men sent in the leadership to build them and their location and the number of men from the area to
help build them. Could this be our senior James Larkin?
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